2015 Gettysburg Free Section

Our 21st annual Gettysburg Section is part of the July issue. Editorial content includes calendars of events through July 5 and over the Remembrance-Dedication Day period, NPS programs, and news, feature and historical articles. It is currently available for free pickup at hotels, restaurants, The Visitor Center and many other sites in Gettysburg.


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  • Slain Marine Was Park Cannoneer
    By Joe Kirby

    KENNESAW, GA. — Marine Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” Wells of Marietta, Ga., age 21, one of four Marines and a sailor killed July 16 in attacks at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., was an avid and eager volunteer member of the cannon crew at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

  • Va. Takes SCV License Logo To Court
    By Scott C. Boyd
    RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s effort to remove the Confederate battle flag-based logo from Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) specialty license plates issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has ended up in the same federal court where the Commonwealth lost a similar case over a decade ago. The first hearing was scheduled for July 31.

  • CW Trust Seeking Donations For 42 Acres At Chickamauga & Chattanooga
    WASHINGTON — The Civil War Trust seeks donations towards a $5.73-to-$1 match to purchase 42 acres at Chickamauga and Chattanooga.

  • SVBF Raising $50,000 For Tom’s Brook Land
    By Kathryn Jorgensen
    NEW MARKET, Va. — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is raising funds to buy a 24-acre Battle of Tom’s Brook property. The battle land, which is subdivided into eight residential lots, is designated as an Agricultural Zoning District by Shenandoah County.

  • Virginia Actress Hannah James Wins ‘Mercy Street’ Lead Role
    By Virginia B. Morton
    Cast members were recently named for “Mercy Street,” the new PBS Civil War period drama that was recently filmed in Virginia (see May CWN)


Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

Civil War News publishes:

  • More than 600 coming event listings a year
  • Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites across the country
  • In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
  • A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
  • Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
  • Photo coverage of reenactments
  • Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
  • AND news, photos, features, letters, researcher's needs and display and classified ads